Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Monster Calls


“One hundred and fifty years ago, the monster began, this country had become a place of industry. Factories grew on the landscape like weeds. Trees fell, fields were up-ended, rivers blackened. The sky choked on smoke and ash, and the people … Continue reading

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A Chinese Child’s Lung Cancer Is Linked to Pollution


The youngest child ever to get lung cancer is, unsurprisingly, in China. ‘An eight-year-old girl, living near a major road in the Jiangsu Province of Eastern China, has become the youngest person in China, and possibly in the world, to … Continue reading

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Diwali-induced air pollution leaves many gasping for breath


A year later, nothing has changed. Just as it was a year ago, Diwali is taking its toll on everyone from an air pollution standpoint. The main cities outlined in this article as the ones faring the worst are Ghatkopar, … Continue reading

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Delhi, Kolkata have worst air quality in India: Report


According to a recent Times of India article, Delhi and Kolkata have the worst air quality levels in India. In the past year, Delhi alone has reported 13,000 cases of cancer, with over 10% of them being lung cancer.   … Continue reading

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